Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

Corrections Emphasis

Emphasis in Corrections 

University Requirements: 11 hours/Grade of "C" or better    
MA 110 Exploring Mathematics OR  MA 116 College Algebra (3)
EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
EN 300 Advanced Composition (3)

General Education Requirements: 36 hours/Grade of "D" or better           
A. Humanities: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum ; 3 hours must be from art, music, or theatre; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
B. Natural Science: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.
C. Social Sciences: 12 hours selected from the general education curriculum ; no more than 6 hours from one discipline.

Core Corrections Courses: 33 hours/Grade of "C" or better
CJ 100 Crime & Justice in America (3)
CJ 120 Introduction to Corrections (3)
CJ 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement OR CJ 130 Public and Private Security (3)
CJ 220 Criminal Justice Communications (3)
CJ 240 Law of Corrections OR CJ 270 Juvenile Justice (3)
CJ 320 Correctional Treatment Strategies (3)
CJ 330 Judicial Process (3)
CJ 400 Criminal Justice Research Methods OR CJ 430 Criminal Policy and Issues (3)
CJ 420 Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections (3)
CJ 480 Corrections Internship (6)

Correlate Courses: 9 hours/Grade of "C" or better
CJ 303 Diversity in American Culture OR AN/SO 207 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
CJ 325 Applied Criminology OR SO 305 Criminology (3)
CJ 460 Correctional Administration OR SO 307 Penology (3)

Elective Corrections Courses: 9 hours from the following/Grade of “C” or better
CJ 210 Criminal Law (3)
CJ 225 Jail Workshop (3)
CJ 230 Principles of Investigation (3)
CJ 260 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 290 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 305 Crime and Justice in Film (3)
CJ 310 Police Problems and Practices (3)
CJ 315 Drug Abuse and Criminality (3)
CJ 340 Crime Prevention (3)
CJ 345 Homicide Investigations (3)
CJ 350 Legal Issues in Security and Safety (3)
CJ 355 Women in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 360 Independent Study (1-3)
CJ 365 Police and the Community (3)
CJ 370 Fire Investigation and Prevention (3)
CJ 375 Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling (3)
CJ 380 Terrorism (3)
CJ 390 Special Topics (1-3)
CJ 395 Seminar in Metropolitan Criminal Justice (Summer) (3)
CJ 410 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)
CJ 415 Forensic Science in Criminal Justice (3)
CJ 425 White Collar Crime (3)
CJ 440 Enforcement Administration (3)
CJ 445 Drug Enforcement Policies and Programs (3)
CJ 450 Security Administration and Management (3)
CJ 465 Criminal Justice Planning (3)
CJ 475 The Police Experience (3)
CJ 495 The Correctional Experience (3)

Minor: A minor is required and must be approved by the Criminal Justice & Legal Studies Department.

 

 

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